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Starting to Dictate with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

After you've installed NaturallySpeaking on a computer with all the necessary system requirements and performed the initial training, you're on the road to a beautiful friendship with your assistant. Take [more…]

Punctuating with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

If you can train yourself to do it, it’s great to add punctuation with Dragon NaturallySpeaking as you dictate. Here’s how to insert common punctuation marks as you speak. [more…]

Quickly Correcting with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

When you dictate, make sure to correct the mistakes that Dragon NaturallySpeaking makes so that its accuracy improves over time. Making quick corrections to your dictation will save you lots of time and [more…]

Getting Help with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

If you need help, it's never far away in Dragon NaturallySpeaking with the DragonBar open. Here are some of the ways that you can find help directly from the DragonBar on your desktop: [more…]

Using Dragon NaturallySpeaking with Another Application

The first step controlling other applications with Dragon NaturallySpeaking is to make the words you say appear in a window controlled by the other application. To get those first words to show up in the [more…]

Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Dragon NaturallySpeaking puts you in control of your computer with the sound of your voice. You can dictate messages, browse the web, and control popular applications. Here's the straight scoop to take [more…]

How to Practice So That Your Dictation Will Be Flawless

Practice makes perfect. When you first get started, you may be unclear about how to dictate add-in punctuation and formatting. As a test, try to speak the following dictation using the DragonPad with the [more…]

Five Ways to Increase Your Productivity with Dragon Go!

Finding ways to save time, that don't take a lot of time to discover, is a lifesaver. Using the free download of the Dragon Go! voice recognition smartphone app, you have an instant answer to many of life's [more…]

How to Navigate among Open Applications on Your PC with NaturallySpeaking

Once you get into the heat of the working day, you'll probably have several applications open on your PC and others you want to open. You don't want to have to commit them to memory; just command them [more…]

Five Quick Tips to Improve the Way You Speak to Your Dragon Assistant

The Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software is amazingly accurate, but you can do these things to improve its accuracy even more: [more…]

How to Use the NaturallySpeaking Microphone: "Is This Thing On?"

It can be amusing when you realize that your Dragon NaturallySpeaking microphone has been on the entire time you took your last phone call. The words you dictated won't look anything like what you said [more…]

What NaturallySpeaking Can’t Do

Even with NaturallySpeaking, your computer’s capability to understand English is more limited than what you can reasonably expect from a human. People use a very wide sense of context to figure out what [more…]

How Long for Training NaturallySpeaking?

Training a new piece of software is a strange idea. Other computer programs don’t need to be trained. When you get a new word processor, it doesn’t have to watch you type for awhile before it catches on [more…]

The Latest Generation of the NaturallySpeaking Programs

The current generation of NaturallySpeaking, version 12, was released in the second half of 2012. In addition to the usual bug fixes and incremental improvements that you expect in a new version of an [more…]

How to Install Dragon NaturallySpeaking on Your Computer

Whether you’re installing NaturallySpeaking for the first time or installing over a previous version, the process is easy. If you have user profiles from NaturallySpeaking version 10 or 11, the Upgrade [more…]

How to Run the NaturallySpeaking 12 New User Wizard

To get yourself properly introduced to your brand new Dragon NaturallySpeaking software, you use the User Profile Wizard. You can start the wizard in one of the two following ways: [more…]

How to Train Dragon to Recognize Your Voice, Vocabulary, and Writing Style

After NaturallySpeaking has tested and adjusted your speakers and microphone, it’s ready to listen to you speak. This training will take all of 4 minutes. Follow these steps: [more…]

How to Improve Accuracy with NaturallySpeaking 12

When you finish basic training, Dragon recommends that you let it look at your dictation, corrections, and other files to train itself and improve accuracy. This is a great way for the program to familiarize [more…]

The Face of Your NaturallySpeaking Assistant

As anyone who has ever used software knows, including NaturallySpeaking, its value is most often determined by the design of the user interface. If it’s hard to find menus, options, and features, most [more…]

A Closer Look at the DragonBar in NaturallySpeaking

The NaturallySpeaking DragonBar is docked at the top of the screen. If you prefer, you can change the placement by clicking the Dragon icon on the left. From here you can also invoke the QuickStart option [more…]

How to Choose Your Options in NaturallySpeaking

Now that you’re in charge, you can order NaturallySpeaking to work your way. It’s time to choose some options! From the DragonBar, choose Tools→Options to open the Options dialog box. There are seven different [more…]

How to Use the Word-Processor NaturallySpeaking DragonPad

Even if you have never used DragonPad, if you have used any word processor, you’ll find all the choices on the NaturallySpeaking menus and toolbars very familiar [more…]

How to Customize the DragonPad Window

In case you are wondering, you can change the appearance through the View menu in DragonPad. By “appearance,” this means stuff like toolbars, text wrapping in the window, and units of measure on the ruler [more…]

How to Dictate to Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12

After you have installed NaturallySpeaking on a computer with all the necessary system requirements and performed the initial training, you’re on the road to a beautiful friendship with your assistant. [more…]

Tips for Talking to NaturallySpeaking

Dictating text to NaturallySpeaking, especially if you’re used to typing on a keyboard, can seem a little clumsy at first. You need to do things a bit differently than when you type. Following are eight [more…]

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